Each year, the Swiss-based sustainability organization Horasis holds conferences highlighting how business and government can work together to create an environmentally superior future for our planet and its people. Their annual event series holds considerable value to their communities and is attended by renowned environmentalists who share the organization’s commitment to environmental stewardship.

A gathering of Asian business leaders recently addressed the issue of sustainability and how their industries can remain competitive amid the economic disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Among the key speakers were the heads of big companies, including Vijay Eswaran, who spoke about his experiences scaling up a small family business into an internationally successful enterprise. Their discussions focused on how businesses must adapt and innovate to survive in the new age.

During the recent Global Health Summit, Vijay Eswaran spoke about the potential hazards of a global health crisis such as COVID-19. He also outlined his plans for taking a proactive stance against the virus by engaging stakeholders and collaborating with healthcare organizations. However, Vijay Eswaran remained optimistic, stating that “Asia’s regional hubs are fundamentally crucial” and that leaders should ensure that they continue prioritizing funding for them. “I believe we must give greater importance to our backyard and Asian governments need to develop their philosophy to deal with future challenges,” he added. His talk, titled Shaping The New Asia, was more timely given that Asia continues to emerge as a major economic force.

Throughout history, the Chinese have faced challenges to prosperity and security. At present, Vijay Eswaran encourages investors to find ways better to develop their country’s economy within the Asian sphere. He also calls for entrepreneurs to consider the benefits of innovations in business and e-commerce. In good times, people can be too cautious when investing in entrepreneurial ventures; however, in tough financial times, they might lose hope in themselves and their respective countries’ prospects.

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